Ships hit during WWI

Polvena

NamePolvena
TypeSteamer
GRT4,750 tons
Country  British
Built1904
BuilderJ. C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemünde
OperatorJ. Herron & Co., Liverpool (crown nominees)
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Polvena


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Oct 1917U 53 (Hans Rose)SunkTorpedoed 25 miles NxE1/4E of Ushant
48° 55'N, 5° 10'W
Beira - London
general cargo
3

Reassessed in 2008; UC 79’s later torpedo attack against Polvena didn’t hit its intended target but instead sank the escorting trawler Ruby. Polvena had sailed from Gibraltar in convoy HG20 on October 8, 1917. Ruby was part of the local escort which had also escorted OF8 out of Falmouth on the 13th.

Position of attack on Polvena

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1917 (1).

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